Double Mint (Davis Way Crime Caper Series)

Double Mint (Davis Way Crime Caper Series)

by Gretchen Archer

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Double Mint (Davis Way Crime Caper Series) by Gretchen Archer


"Seriously funny, wickedly entertaining. Davis gets me every time." – Janet Evanovich

"As impressive as the amount of sheer fun and humor involved are the details concerning casino security, counterfeiting, and cons. The author never fails to entertain with the amount of laughs, action, and intrigue she loads into this immensely fun series." – Kings River Life Magazine

"Love it! Davis has made her Way in this delightfully entertaining tour de force. The author's descriptive and creative narrative pulled me in immediately in this fun-filled and action-packed drama that quickly became a page-turner as I could not put this book down until the last sentence was read...the best one yet in this series and I can't wait to see what happens next." – Dru's Book Musings

"Smart dialog, an intriguing protagonist, and a humorous take on life. The interesting part for me, in recommending this book, is that I've shared it with four friends before I got around to writing an official review. Don't waste time reading about the book--go get it." – Book Lens

"One of the best and funniest series out there, I thoroughly recommend them all." – Deb Krenzer, BookLikes

"I loved this book. What a breath of (cozy mystery) fresh air. It was fun. It was funny. (Yes, I laughed out loud.)... A great novel to pick up this summer. I can tell you that after finishing Double Mint, the first three books in the series just made my summer reading list." – Hidden Staircase

"Tasers and Cadillacs and robbers, oh my! Davis is in fine screwball form in this latest entry in the series. New readers, as well as those who already know the series, will be pleased." – Books for Avid Readers

It's convention season at the Bellissimo Resort and Casino and Davis Way Cole barely notices. It's hard to pay attention when you live in a Jambalaya Junkyard. But when Special Events Coordinator Holder Darby walks off the job just as five hundred Alabama bankers pour in the front door, Davis steps up.

Or would that be in? Definitely in. Davis steps in.


Not only has the convention director vanished, but a certain Bellissimo guest is missing. One who forgot to pack the million dollars he left in the bathtub. It looks like our redhead newlywed Super Secret Spy's lazy summer is over when the Bellissimo vault is robbed. Can Davis connect the dots before it's too late? Can she get her Taser gun back from Bianca Sanders? Will she be stuck with Eddie Crawford's 1962 Cadillac forever? What Davis needs is a little faith. And a lot of luck.

New money. Old sins. Back to jail. And a cat.
(A cat?)
Break the Bank.

Related subjects include: cozy mysteries, women sleuths, murder mystery series, whodunit mysteries (whodunnit), humorous murder mysteries, book club recommendations, private investigator mystery series, amateur sleuth books, Southern humor, Southern living, romantic comedy, rom com, chick lit.

Books in the Davis Way Crime Caper Mystery Series:


Part of the Henery Press Mystery Series Collection, if you like one, you'll probably like them all...

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151643733
Publisher: Henery Press
Publication date: 07/21/2015
Series: Davis Way Crime Caper Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 267
Sales rank: 89,881
File size: 592 KB

About the Author

Gretchen Archer is a Tennessee housewife who began writing when her daughters, seeking higher educations, ran off and left her. She lives on Lookout Mountain with her husband, son, and a Yorkie named Bently. Double Whammy, her first Davis Way Crime Caper, was a Daphne du Maurier Award finalist and hit the USA TODAY Bestsellers List. Double Mint is the fourth Davis Way Crime Caper. You can visit her at

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Double Mint 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 21 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars. A good book but not the best in the series. The main character has become more like her counterpart, the irritating Bianca.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I iked the previous books better
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the series,
GratefulGrandma 8 months ago
Once again, Davis Way, Fantasy, Baylor and No Hair are trying to save the casino. Bradley (Davis' husband) is now the manager and they are working together. Being newlyweds, this might not be the best idea. When the events manager disappears, the vault is robbed and Davis and Bradley are living at the casino in the managers suite that looks like New Orleans spewed all over, you know there is going to be mayhem. Add in that Davis is sure Magnolia, the previous manager's wife, is sneaking into their apartments, Biana Sanders is still as crazy as ever and there is a rather crazy pilot helping them out and the laughs are also there. This story has a more serious take on it than previous ones, but Davis still bumbles her way into and out of trouble. Someone had to find the missing platinum and Davis is sure the Banking Conference has something to do with it. Missing guests, counterfeit money and a printing room found hidden in their quarters gets Davis up in arms, especially when Bradley tells her to butt out. The characters in this story are fleshed out a bit more. We find out about Fantasy's home life and family, and she makes a big mistake in this book that could cost her a lot. Baylor comes across as a young, dumb, bodyguard type character in this story, even more than the last one, but comes through when he is needed. Bradley and Davis show some sides of their relationship that we have not seen before and it adds some dimension to Bradley. Finally, Bianca actually had me feeling a bit sorry for her. The new characters in this story were portrayed well, some funny, some nasty. The plot moved quickly as there was a lot going on, but it was not confusing. Once again, I enjoyed the escapades of Davis and her team. I can't wait to see what Gretchen Archer has in mind for her next story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Laugh out loud, read 'em straight through & g o on to the next right away!
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SandyPSP More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! Her new home is fantastic... I won't ruin the surprise! But it's a typical Davis disaster. You will be laughing from start to finish! If you haven't read this whole series, I suggest you pick up the first book in the series, Double Whammy!
LGHudson More than 1 year ago
LAUGH UNTIL YOU CRY -- SO MUCH FUN!! The Davis Way Crime Capers are one of my all time favorite series. I'm not just a casual reader as I've read 6 books this past week. This series ALWAYS has me laughing until I have tears running down my face! Today I had a moment where I was so caught up in Davis Way Cole's Caper I caught myself laughing loudly. It wouldn't have been so bad but I wasn't sequestered in my private reading nook -- I was in a public place! Archer's writing is that GOOD!! She continues to come up with excellent storylines for the Dream Team of characters. She writes so vividly I'm beginning to feel like I might have moved into the beautiful Bellissimo Resort & Casino. Also, I'm just a little tired. Davis has had me running all over that Casino & throughout more backwoods Alabama towns in pursuit of truth, virtue and justice. More than anything, I'm exhausted thinking about having to live in the "New Orleans Haunted House" that the former Casino Manager's wife so cleverly decorated. That place was a death trap in oh so many ways. Another extraordinarily funny and entertaining book with lots of intertwining stories to keep you on your toes.
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FionaST More than 1 year ago
Double your fun! Wise-cracking Davis Way is back again for another wild & crazy adventure. The story begins with Davis, "lead investigator on an undercover team" for the Bellissimo Casino & recent newlywed, trying to keep an insane wedding from imploding. From there the action never slows down. From missing people, counterfeit money, a malfunctioning monstrosity of a refrigerator, & a psycho cat, Davis never sleeps! Double Mint is the fourth book in the Davis Way series. With its eccentric cast of characters & fast-paced plot, this book draws you in & makes it impossible to put down. It is a rare combination of suspense, humor, & mayhem. Gretchen Archer always delivers a great read!
TMarta More than 1 year ago
Gretchen Archer continues fun streak with her most recent "Davis Way" mystery, "Double Mint". Her imaginatively descriptive "Double" play on phrases suit the individual books, which can stand alone, but I advise reading the series straight through. These are truly top-of-the-genre mysteries with wit and a unique voice. Gretchen Archer writes with flair, making the reader think, laugh, and occasionally, cry, but not for long. These are books for adults with adult themes, but Archer has not succumbed to the temptation of writing explicit sex scenes; her writing doesn't need it. I highly recommend the series to anyone.
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TessT More than 1 year ago
Double Mint written by Gretchen Archer seemed to start a little slow for me, but I didn't want to not read it, and I was glad that I didn't give up on it. I wish now that I would have been able to start the series with the 1st book, instead of the 4th. The main character, Davis Way Cole, is employed by Bellissimo Casino in Biloxi, Ms. Davis is a newlywed whose husband Brad also works there as the General Manager. This means that Brad is not only Davis' husband, he is also her boss, and also the one that people go to when Davis gets in trouble, not that he has much luck with that. Factor in a missing Special Events Coordinator, a convention of 500 bankers, the wife of the casino owner, who is not playing with a full deck, living in a suite that people think is haunted, and a cat who seems possessed and it's no wonder that Brad can't keep things in hand. FTC Full Disclosure - A copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
Judy-Ree More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for this book to come out, so as soon as it hit Netgalley, I grabbed it. There was an announcement at the end of book 3, Double Strike that I need to follow up on. Bradley Cole, Davis' brand new husband had just become her boss at the casino. I just knew there was going to be some repercussions from this. Not so much for them as a couple, but now they are living in the casino, in the former manager's suite, while Bradley works 60+ hour weeks. A suite has some serious decorating and appliance issues. The book actually starts several months down the road from the end of Double Strike. It's summer, which means weddings/convention season at the casino. Bianca is doing some extensive traveling/shopping internationally and No Hair is busy with the new casino being built in northern Mississippi. Mostly Davis and her posse have been lounging pool side, just doing the occasional job. That is, until the Hello Kitty Wedding from Hell Fiasco that causes the Events Coordinator to walk off the job. Davis has to step into the position and keep things running for the Alabama bankers convention and check up of the casino's vault. And so begins the chaos, conspiracy theories, plots, counterplots and hey look, more jail time. I have to say, I laughed so hard during this book, I almost had an asthma attack. My nephew came in to tell me something, and I was laughing so much, he couldn't help but laugh with me. I tried to explain why I was laughing, but every time I would try and tell him why it was funny, I would break down into more giggles. Most of the gang was present, or at least mentioned. There is even the possibility of a new member for their crew. Once again the story ended on an unexpected announcement, that had me laughing and sighing and wondering just how soon the next book will be out. This was totally another 5 star read. I just love this series. Thanks to Netgalley and Henery Press for the opportunity to read and review the book.